Recent events raise issues beyond Norway -- about growing intolerance across Europe, the rise of far-right and populist political parties, as well as the vexed questions of multiculturalism and integration.
Pundits, reporters and editorial writers jumped the gun and blamed Muslim terrorists for Norway. And the word went out. This is worse than bad reporting. It's a massive cover-up of the roots of human violence.
For all of the Christians who have expressed outrage in recent days, you need not worry. You're safe. No, the guilt-by-association principle does not apply when unspeakable violence is carried out in the name of Christianity.
Friday's combined attacks were aimed at the ruling Labor party, but they were horrifyingly and more specifically aimed at killing the young people who would have been the future of Norway's Labor party: a massacre of the innocents.